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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 25, 2007 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'China Doll' --- anyone care to share their thoughts?

nice, a beautiful interpretation of this beautiful song. Thanks

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 25, 2007 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'China Doll' --- anyone care to share their thoughts?

Is there a favorite China Doll list?

I don't mean exhaustive, just single favorites. Maybe with a why summary note.

As far as 6-14-85, it's a mellow show not epic, in a way like I get quickened by The Other One of 8-21-68 or DP5, or others. But I had the tape then and really liked in China Doll the way how Healy or Jerry changed echo to be more present right at "before I hit the ground," the subtle notes added by various players, and the unusual post jam with Brent and percussion. Definitely a more giving mood than Hell in a Bucket.

Also, things I forget sometimes with soundboards are the way the crowd effected you, like the response to the last "pick up your China Doll" line. Stella Blue also had that: I knew someone that vocalized at a certain time so I was sensitive to call responses from the crowd at various times.

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